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Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Start with MD: Check for underlying medical/health issues. Registered dietician can be helpful (insurance covers if for diabetes, some other health issues). Avoid fad diets. Lots of available ones that can work; all require ongoing physical activity (i didn't say exercise) to be successful. Weight watchers, dash diet. Org, zone etc all have something to offer. Remember: diet, from the greek: way of life. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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The fat diminisher system by Wes Virgin is supported by a huge marketing campaign, but is it really effective for weight loss?

The fat diminisher system by Wes Virgin is supported by a huge marketing campaign, but is it really effective for weight loss?

Weight loss: Try something different.
Go online and read all you can about diet and exercise. Things won't get better overnight but in time you will be a stronger young man. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture for weight loss supported by any scientific evidence or is it nonsense? Is it worth trying?

Is acupuncture for weight loss supported by any scientific evidence or is it nonsense? Is it worth trying?

Check the NIHACM: National Institute of Health for Complementary and Alternative Medicine database to read on the studies done on this, and associated studies. Acupuncture works on the meridian systems that are integrated with our body, and can work even on smoking cessation, through placement of needles or magnets in specific spots on the body. Give it a try and see if it helps you. ...Read more

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Any good online weight loss groups?

Any good online weight loss groups?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www. Drnewton. Tsfl. Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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How can I support my husband in his weight loss habits?

How can I support my husband in his weight loss habits?

4 ways to help diet: A wife can support the family's weight loss habits by: 1) buying only healthy meals focusing on proteins, fruits, and vegetables, 2) keeping only healthy snacks like fruit, carrots, cucumbers, beef jerky, sugar free drinks, etc, 3) think of the house like a castle and avoid foods like candy, chips, soda, 4) build exercise into daily life by learning tennis, golf, jogging, or any active sport. ...Read more

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How can those close to me support me in my weight loss journey?

How can those close to me support me in my weight loss journey?

Talk about your goal: Let your family know what you are working on and give them ideas how they can help. Clearly defining your goal - will help both you and people you want help from. ...Read more

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In addition to exercising, what else can I do to support weight loss?

In addition to exercising, what else can I do to support weight loss?

Diet & exercise both: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the 3 most important food groups for weight loss?

Can you please tell me about the 3 most important food groups for weight loss?

Less food: The most important issue is reducing caloric intake. Theoretically you can lose weight by eating any food as long as you intake less than you expend. It would help to reduce intake of fats and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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I have psos &I really struggle to lose weight. I have been to lots of weight loss groups with no or very little results, is there any medication2 help?

I have psos &I really struggle to lose weight. I have been to lots of weight loss groups with no or very little results, is there any medication2 help?

Diet changes: For both weight loss and general help with physical ailments including PCOS, I would consider changing to a plant-based diet. Dr. Neal Barnard has written books that are easy to read and can walk you through the steps necessary to make such changes. But first discuss any major changes/plans with your personal doctor. ...Read more

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Does body toner tonalin censor support fat loss from GNC works I have been takeing for weeks I not notice any weight loss our toning diffeces in body?

Does body toner tonalin censor support fat loss from GNC works I have been takeing for weeks I not notice any weight loss our toning diffeces in body?

Diet Pills Fraud: Nope. There is really no pill or supplement that leads to real and lasting weight loss. These products are designed to take money away from those desperate for easy weight loss. In reality weight loss is easy with simple diet and lifestyle changes, but not with pills or supplements. ...Read more

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What group of people with rapid weight loss develop cholelithiasis?

What group of people with rapid weight loss develop cholelithiasis?

Hard to predict: With decreased food intake, bile can form sludge, and sometimes this can form small stones. These small stones may not cause symptoms, and may go away in time. Theoretically, the risk is higher with very low calorie diets, but it happens with all diets. However, obese people are at higher risk for gallstones. A stone that causes symptoms during a diet may have been present before the diet. ...Read more

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Can you suggest herbs and vitamins that support healthy weight loss?

Can you suggest herbs and vitamins that support healthy weight loss?

Weight loss drugs: Most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, I would not recommend herbs. Vitamins on the other hand are good for you, but won't make you lose weight. ...Read more

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What are some good vitamins and/or herbs that support healthy weight loss?

What are some good vitamins and/or herbs that support healthy weight loss?

None: There are no vitamins, herbs, supplements that help weight loss. There's only diet and exercise. Don't waste you money on stuff that you don't even know what it is or what it does. Don't get your health info from friends, tv or the internet. Save your money, and your health. ...Read more

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I weigh 308lbs. Want lose weight! I don't want weight loss surgery. Are there docs who help w/ weight loss w/o doing surgery? Education/support/plan

I weigh 308lbs. Want lose weight! I don't want weight loss surgery. Are there docs who help w/ weight loss w/o doing surgery? Education/support/plan

Yes!: Good for you for wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. There are many doctors who could help you. Start with your family doctor or internist. I really like the approach that functional medicine doctors take (see what functional medicine is here: http://functionalmedicine. Org/about/whatisfm/). I looked up one in philly that you might try: http://drreinamarino. Com/. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any good support groups for losing weight?

Are there any good support groups for losing weight?

Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters anonymous provides the most comprehensive support, not only for weight and food, but also the preoccupation with weight and food that sustains the compulsion. Otherwise, weightwatchers would provide support for losing weight. ...Read more

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How can I find a tourette syndrome support group in los angeles?

How can I find a tourette syndrome support group in los angeles?

National Tourette gp: There are several ways to get information. There may be a local grpoup that can be found by the internet.

The naational tourette syndrome society is located at 40-42 bell boulevard in new york. It is a central information source of information. Joining the tourette syndrome society will provide yoiu with information about treatement, research and informational meetings. ...Read more

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In weight loss what to eat at 7 pm, I don't eat after that?

In weight loss what to eat at 7 pm, I don't eat after that?

Lite Dinner: The best approach to weight loss is said in an old adage:
"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper."

First of all, eat dinner earlier, if possible. Second, make your dinner a light one, such as a salad, and not one with lots of carbohydrate (especially simple sugars or starches), or one with fats that lie in the stomach for a long time. ...Read more

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Why might it be that weight loss programs and dieting programs don't work?

Why might it be that weight loss programs and dieting programs don't work?

See below: I weight loss program works very well. But we have failures because people go back to eating the way they used to. If you don't learn anything about what makes you fat and you go back to your old habits. You will only again your weight back. That's why people fail at gastric banding, and gastric bypass. You have to learn to eat correctly for you, see www. Weighstation. Net. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more